Top Ten Underrated German Metal Bands

The Top Ten

1 Running Wild Running Wild Running Wild is a German heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Hamburg. They were part of the German metal scene to emerge in the early to mid-1980s.

Heavy/power/speed metal band with pirate themes

2 Primal Fear Primal Fear Primal Fear are a German metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. They play heavy metal, power metal and speed metal. Primal Fear remind of Judas Priest but Primal Fear are faster and heavier. They use twin (dual) lead guitars. Ralf Scheepers voice reminds of Rob Halford.

A great band, currently one of the best out there - their songs are fast yet melodic and all band members are really masters at what they do. Moreover, Primal Fear employ twin lead guitars and their solos are awesome. - Metal_Treasure

Heavy/speed metal band

+ power metal. But most of their songs are heavy metal of Judas Priest type. - Metal_Treasure

3 Obscura Obscura Obscura is a technical/progressive death metal band from Germany, founded in 2002. The band became prominent when members of Necrophagist and Pestilence joined Steffen Kummerer to release the critically acclaimed second full-length album, Cosmogenesis. The band was named after the Gorguts album Obscura. more.

These guys are really good, I must say. I've been slowly listening to more and more of their stuff. - cjWriter1997

Great musicianship. One of my most favorite metal bands of all time. - Metal_Treasure

4 Equilibrium Equilibrium Equilibrium is a German folk metal band. The band's music combines elements of folk music, power metal, black metal and symphonic metal with various other influences.

These guys are amazing. - Metal_Treasure

5 Rage Rage Rage is a German heavy metal band, formed in 1984 by Peter "Peavy" Wagner. They were part of the German heavy/speed/power metal scene to emerge in the early to mid-1980s.

The best Geman band, if not the best in the world

Heavy/power/speed metal band

6 Stormwarrior

Heavy/speed metal band with viking themes

7 Paragon Paragon

Yes, they are pretty good - I made a list about them with samples: Top Ten Best Paragon Songs - Metal_Treasure

Heavy/speed metal band

8 Stormwitch

Heavy metal band

9 Iron Savior

Power/speed metal band

10 Living Death

Thrash/speed metal band

The Contenders

11 Angel Dust Angel Dust Angel Dust are a German heavy metal band. Initially active from 1984 to 1990 as speed and thrash metal band, they dropped their thrash roots in favor of a power/progressive metal sound upon reforming in 1998.

Thrash/speed metal (80s), power metal (late '90s - '00s) band

12 Tankard Tankard Tankard is a thrash metal band from Frankfurt am Main, Germany, founded in 1982. Along with the bands Kreator, Destruction and Sodom, Tankard is often considered one of the "The Big Teutonic Four" of Teutonic thrash metal.
13 Xandria Xandria Xandria is a German symphonic metal band, founded by Marco Heubaum in 1997. The band's music combines elements of symphonic metal with light electronic elements.
14 Leaves' Eyes Leaves' Eyes Leaves' Eyes is a German-Norwegian symphonic metal band from Stavanger, Norway and Ludwigsburg, Germany.
15 Assassin

Thrash metal band

16 Paradox

Power/thrash/speed metal band

17 Disillusion Disillusion
18 Beyond the Black Beyond the Black Beyond the Black is a German symphonic metal band from Mannheim originally consisting of Jennifer Haben (vocals), Nils Lesser (guitar), Christopher Hummels (guitar, vocals), Tobias Derer (drums), Erwin Schmidt (bass) and Michael Hauser (keyboard). As of August 2016, the members parted ways, with Haben more.
19 Lord of the Lost
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